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Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Ha Van Tan,
Title: Ve nhung chiec "nha chuong" trong van hoa phung nguyen [ Yazhang plaques in the Phung Nguyen culture sites]
Date: 1993
Source: Khao Co Hoc
Language: Vietnamese
Notes: Diacriticals from original publication not included
Abstract: In 1981, Han Van Khan and the author made public two stone plaques found at Xom Ren site (Phong Chau district, Vinh Phy province). They were polished finely, having a long body with crenellations on both sides and a concavely curved blade at the end. In 1985, Nguyen Loc announced the finding of a fragment of one similar object at Phung Nguyen site. This type of jade or stone artifacts are commonplace in China, called by different names but of late have been commonly referred to as yazhang. In this paper, the author makes a detailed description of these objects found in Vietnam and deals with the problems of naming and dating. According to the author, the presence of yazhang in Vietnam can be seen as a manifestation of the influence of the Shang culture over Vietnam.
Date Created: 5/28/2004
Number: 86
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